[syn: bluish green, blue-green, cyan, teal]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Teal \Teal\ (t[=e]l), n. [OE. tele; akin to D. teling a
generation, production, teal, telen to breed, produce, and E.
till to cultivate. The English word probably once meant, a
brood or flock. See Till to cultivate.] (Zool.)
Any one of several species of small fresh-water ducks of the
genus Anas and the subgenera Querquedula and Nettion.
The male is handsomely colored, and has a bright green or
blue speculum on the wings.
Note: The common European teal (Anas crecca) and the
European blue-winged teal, or garganey (Anas
querquedula or Anas circia), are well-known species.
In America the blue-winged teal (Anas discors), the
green-winged teal (Anas Carolinensis), and the
cinnamon teal (Anas cyanoptera) are common species,
valued as game birds. See Garganey.
Goose teal, a goslet. See Goslet.
Teal duck, the common European teal.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: of a bluish shade of green [syn: bluish green, blue-
green, cyan, teal]
n 1: a blue-green color or pigment; "they painted it a light
shade of bluish green" [syn: bluish green, blue green,
2: any of various small short-necked dabbling river ducks of
Europe and America